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Southern Museum of Flight

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Address: 4343 N 73rd St, Birmingham, AL 35206-3642
Phone Number: 205 833 8226
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Description: An aircraft hangar museum with exhibits of authentic old airplanes.

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Great museum & full of history, hands on & even little kids would like it. Good value for the small admission fee. They provide car/stroller for tots & a playroom to keep them... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great museum & full of history, hands on & even little kids would like it. Good value for the small admission fee. They provide car/stroller for tots & a playroom to keep them happy.

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st louis,mo
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We have visited Birmingham many times but never went to the museum of flight. We took our 3 and 5 yr old grandsons and had a great time. They loved the airplanes and the different videos. We were the only people there, which is a shame because it is really a nice place to spend the morning on a hot... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Well worth your time to visit the Southern Museum of Flight! Love seeing all of the aircraft! Definitely VERY GOOD! Definitely visit!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Nice museum, with many airplanes, and simulators for big kids! Also, a playroom for little ones. Clean bathrooms! Worth stopping by and spending a few hours there. If you traveling cross country it is a nice stop with the family!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I did not have high hopes for this museum - but I was pleasantly surprised. They have some awesome helicopters, flight simulators (we kept crashing), aircraft carrier models (two of them), and cut-away engine examples. It was in a strange location - but aside from that, this place is worth the visit. Admission was 7$ for adults.

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Lucedale, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Up and coming museum with lots of great airplanes, artwork of the Tuskegee Airmen, a Hall of Fame, and airplane motors to check out. Some displays are "in progress," but those that are complete are great with motion activated sound effects and info. Paid $7 per adult. Well worth the price!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

As a pilot I truly enjoyed the museum. It features civilian and military aircraft. Also provides some history on navigation instruments. There are some neat pictures and items from the SR-71 blackbird.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Really very unique and interesting museum! A must see for anyone interested in the history of aviation!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Such a rich and diverse flight museum! So much to see, and something of interest for everyone! History, mechanics, hands on, simulators and a cute play place for the littles! Worth every penny!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It has very interesting exhibits for adults and children. Very friendly and hospitable staff. Not too big so kids and adults don't get bored with the length of a visit there.

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